Chess News

Two-thirds of the way through the 2014 US Cadet Championship, being held in Rockville, MD, Edward Song and Kapil Chandran are tied for 1st place with scores of 4.5/6.0.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 1:25 pm
The 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the 10K scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 10:27 pm
Subject to ratification of the election results by the Delegates, Gary Walters, Allen Priest, and Mike Nietman are elected to the Executive Board for three year terms.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 4:25 pm
Team USA shined at the Pan-Am Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver 1 Bronze. Gold medallists Vignesh Panchanatham Christopher Shen (just updated!) annotate key games.
Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:20 pm
Fields are set for the 2014 GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions and the National Girls Invitational Tournament. (July 26-29, Orlando)
Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:04 am
Find a video interview with GM Yuri Shulman by David Kerans of Voice of Russia on the trainer Yury credits bringing him to GM, Albert Kapengut, coaching students and his experience at the 2014 World Open.
Posted: July 18, 2014, 7:54 pm
IM Greg Shahade writes an editorial on what a top female player should do if she's invited to a prestigious girls tournament at the same time as an open event.
Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:17 pm
A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer opens July 24, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) and will celebrate Fischer's incredible career while examining his singular intellect.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:23 pm
The 1st Girls Junior Invitational is underway (July 17-21) in Manchester, NH and social media star Claudia Munoz currently leads 2-0.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 8:46 pm
In this month's Check is in the Mail Alex Dunne analyzes a game by Cecil Purdy, the first World Correspondence Chess Championship, 1947-1950
Posted: July 17, 2014, 4:08 pm

Vladimir Kramnik has won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 10 times, but he fell well behind this year.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:00 am
Four Americans are leading the way for the next generation of great players.
Posted: July 13, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan of China is just 10 ratings points away from making the list of the world’s top 100 players.
Posted: July 6, 2014, 4:00 am
Magnus Carlsen has long dominated conventional play, but he is now also world champion of the rapid and blitz forms of the game.
Posted: June 29, 2014, 4:00 am
Sergey Karjakin, who has struggled in elite tournaments, has now won Norway’s “No Logo” twice.
Posted: June 22, 2014, 4:00 am
David Navara, the top-ranked chess player in the Czech Republic, was defeated by Hikaru Nakamura, who is No. 1 in the United States.
Posted: June 15, 2014, 4:00 am
The winners of league championships in Britain and France depended on an international lineup of stars.
Posted: June 8, 2014, 4:00 am
Dragoljub Velimirovic, who died May 22, was one of the last players to develop a system or strategy that bears its creator’s name, a feat unlikely to happen again.
Posted: June 1, 2014, 4:00 am
An exhibit of country music stars explores how photography helped shape the music’s public image. It also sparked memories of a favorite assignment.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 9:00 am
It was the fourth United States Championship victory in five years for both Gata Kamsky and Irina Krush.
Posted: May 25, 2014, 4:00 am

The ACP Golden Classic international chess tournament took place in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, on 12-20th July 2014. The tournament was organized by Asd Caissa Italia and Società Scacchistica Bergamo, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Municipality of Bergamo and other commercial, industrial and non-for profit partners. The event was a part of the Association [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:57 pm
The International Chess Tournament Minsk Open 2014 took place on 15-24th July 2014 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with 117 participants, including 10 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. The total prize fund was around 7150 EUR in local currency. GM Aleksej Aleksandrov emerged sole winner after concluding [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 24, 2014, 9:32 pm
Two more games have been played in the Gelfand-Svidler match held in the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament. Gelfand won the 5th game in his favorite Gruenfeld Defence, but Svidler bounced back in the next round. The Russian Grandmaster managed to maintain the lead and the current score is 3.5:2.5 in his favor. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:31 pm
The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship is taking place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The event is a 9-round Swiss, that gathers 82 players from 20 different eligible countries, including 15 GMs, 19 IMs, 2 WGMs and 2 WIMs. First seed is GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay) 2652. Official website/ More [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:48 pm
The 7th International Chess Tournament of Paleochora is taking place on 21-28th July 2014 at the Municipality of Kandanos – Selino Community Centre in the Cretan town of Paleochora, Greece. The event will be a 9-round Swiss Open, valid for FIDE rating and title norms. Top seed is Bulgarian GM Alexander Delchev, while the first [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 1:08 pm
The 32nd edition of Andorra International Chess Open is organized by Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra on 19-27th July 2014 at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The event will be a 9-round Swiss Open, valid for FIDE rating and norms. Top seed is GM Julio Granda (Peru). Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:50 pm
The British Individual Chess Championship 2014 is taking place from 19th July to 2nd August 2014 at the Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. The event is an 11-round Swiss Open, including 59 participants. Top prizes: 5.000 £/ 2.500 £/ 1.500 £/ 1.000 £/ 750 £/ 500 £/ 250 £ First seed is GM David Howell. Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:42 pm
A bronze monument dedicated to memory of Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov was unveiled today in Baku. Gashimov would have turned 28 on this day. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Ismail Ismailov and Gashimov family attended the ceremony. The monument is creation of Azerbaijani sculptor Azad Aliyev. Photo by
Author: Goran
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:10 pm
The TCEC Grand champion Stockfish, modification 260614, won another prestigious computer chess competition – the Fischer Random Chess (FRC) tournament, organized as a TCEC Season 6 Special Event. In Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) the pieces at the starting position are placed randomly in one of the 960 possible ways. In this particular competition opening books were [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:42 am
For the first time Palau is sending both an Open and Women’s Team to participate in the Chess Olympiad. Tromso will see a debut for the Women’s, while the Open Team previously competed in Istanbul 2012. Fixed Board Order (FBO): Open Board 1: Roberto Angeles Hernandez ID#16600010 Rtg: 1868 Open Board 2: Cyril Tomas Jr. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:10 am

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